Paripurna, Paripūrṇa: 10 definitions



Paripurna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) refers to “complete”, and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] We eulogise Thee, the imperishable supreme Brahman, the omnipresent whose features are unmanifest, who can be attained by the Yoga of the Soul and is complete (Paripūrṇa)”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण):—The Dharma is “completely clear” (paripūrṇa) because the noble eightfold Path (ārya aṣṭāṅgikamārga) and the six perfections (ṣaṭpāramitā) are complete in it.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Paripūrṇa.—(LP), probably, ‘in full youth’. Note: paripūrṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p (S) Quite full, ready, or entire: also completed or perfected.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p Quite full, ready, completed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p. p.

1) Quite full; °इन्दुः (induḥ) the full moon; entire, complete, completely filled.

2) Self-satisfied, content.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pāripūrṇa (पारिपूर्ण).—adj., ppp. (m.c. for pari°), full: śubha °ṇaṃ Mahāvastu ii.299.11 (verse). Cf. prec.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Full, entire, complete. 2. Self-satisfied, content. E. pari quite, pūrṇa full.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—[adjective] filled or covered with (—°), full, entire, complete, accomplished, attained.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण):—[=pari-pūrṇa] [from pari-pṝ] mfn. quite full, [Kauśika-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] completely filled or covered with, occupied by ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] accomplished, perfect, whole, complete, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] fully satisfied, content, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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